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Free throws lift Lady Bearcats past St. Paul

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

Some clutch free throw shooting, especially in the fourth quarter, helped the Orrick Lady Bearcats get the I-70 Conference matchups started on a winning note Tuesday night in Concordia.

Orrick converted 7 of 10 free throws in the final period to hold off St. Paul Lutheran 54-50 in the league opener for both schools. The Lady Bearcats improved to 6-10 overall. Both teams entered the final 8 minutes tied 28-all, but Orrick had its best scoring quarter of the night thanks to its performance from the line.

Madison Winters paced the Lady Bearcats with a game-high 24 points as she hit 9 of her 12 field goals including 2 of 3 attempts outside the arc. She also converted 4 of 5 free throws.

Shaina Cook had only 4 points, but they all came in the fourth quarter as she made all of her free throw attempts.

Orrick Coach Mitch Comstock called it a great team win.

“Madison Winters had a great night and we also did a great job from the free throw line in the fourth quarter,” He said. Cook hit four big free throws that helped seal the game.”

 The complete story is in the Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 Richmond News.

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